Not too big, not too small, turnkey Prospect-Lefferts townhouse is just right–and just $1.95M

Posted On Wed, September 28, 2016 By

Posted On Wed, September 28, 2016 By In Cool Listings, Interiors, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens

On a quiet block of Prospect-Lefferts Gardens–lined with similar round-fronted row houses and low-rise brick apartments–this thoughtfully-renovated, 20-foot-wide limestone townhouse is move-in ready, no contractor required. Asking $1.95 million, 176 Lefferts Avenue changed hands in 2014 for $1.6 million, and just before that in 2013 for $830,000 to a local developer–so you can see how much property values in this neighborhood have changed in recent years. Though the home has been renovated for use as a one-family, it’s legally a two-family if you wanted to take advantage of the income–or other expansion–potential.

176 Lefferts Avenue, cool listings, prospect lefferts gardens, townhouses

Inside, you’ll find warmth and period details as well as state-of-the-art modern upgrades. While the home, at only two floors and a finished English basement, is hardly palatial, it’s still a townhouse in the city, with four bedrooms, a private backyard and plenty of room for living–within a couple of blocks of an express subway.

176 Lefferts Avenue, cool listings, prospect lefferts gardens, townhouses

176 Lefferts Avenue, cool listings, prospect lefferts gardens, townhouses

A big, bright, airy triple parlor floor is where the living happens; here you’ll find a powder room and a pretty cook’s kitchen with marble countertops, a Bertazzoni range, a Bosch dishwasher, a Fisher Paykel refrigerator and a built-in 70-bottle Bosch wine fridge.

176 Lefferts Avenue, cool listings, prospect lefferts gardens, townhouses

176 Lefferts Avenue, cool listings, prospect lefferts gardens, townhouses

Just off the kitchen a landscaped garden features a bluestone patio and custom cedar seating. An in-ground irrigation system makes yard maintenance effortless.

176 Lefferts Avenue, cool listings, prospect lefferts gardens, townhouses

176 Lefferts Avenue, cool listings, prospect lefferts gardens, townhouses

176 Lefferts Avenue, cool listings, prospect lefferts gardens, townhouses

Upstairs, a skylight summons sunlight to the hallway between the home’s four bedrooms, all with big closets. The master bedroom features beautiful bay windows, exposed brick and a skylit master bath.

176 Lefferts Avenue, cool listings, prospect lefferts gardens, townhouses

176 Lefferts Avenue, cool listings, prospect lefferts gardens, townhouses

The master bath offers a double sink and a walk-in glass-walled shower. The other bedrooms also share a full bath; both are done in clean black-and-white subway tile.

176 Lefferts Avenue, cool listings, prospect lefferts gardens, townhouses

176 Lefferts Avenue, cool listings, prospect lefferts gardens, townhouses

The finished English basement is perfect for use as a guest room, media room or gym. You’ll also be happy to find a laundry room, a big pantry, more storage and a half bath on this floor (no need to bring the party upstairs). Additional updates include central air, a high-end security system, a garbage disposal, all-new insulation, windows, electric system, roof and boiler and updated plumbing, so there’s nothing to do but unpack.

176 Lefferts Avenue, cool listings, prospect lefferts gardens, townhouses

Located within the Lefferts Historic District, you’re near the park and your choice of subways as well as plenty of restaurants and cafes old and new and cultural destinations like the Brooklyn Zoo and Brooklyn Botanic Gardens.

[Listing: 176 Lefferts Avenue by Debra Bondy, Sally Marmet and Lori Mendelis for Compass]

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